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Ancient and Medieval History Online

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An Exploration of World History, from Prehistory through the 1500s

Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations—ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and the Islamic Empire. Covering prehistory through the 1500s, this authoritative online database features a user-friendly interface. Users can research each civilization in depth or use the browse feature to conduct comparative studies of events and developments across civilizations.


  • Complete coverage: Primary sources, event and topic entries, biographies, timelines, images and iPad/mobile-friendly videos, maps, and charts
  • Unique Topic Centers: specially selected entries on nine civilizations and regions to help users find a starting point for their research
  • Overview civilization essays: overview essays describing key cultural topics
  • Original maps and charts: hundreds of original maps and charts, with captions, illustrating key sociological and historical concepts
  • Video Gallery
  • Authoritative source list: full and partial text from a wealth of proprietary print titles.


  • Biographies
  • Events and topics
  • Primary sources
  • Timelines
  • Images and iPad/mobile-friendly videos
  • "Editor's Selection of the Month" 
  • "Focus on History through Video" feature with video gallery
  • Dictionary
  • "Did You Mean...?" search feature
  • Persistent record links
  • Examples of full citations in MLA, CMS, and APA styles.

--------- Ancient and Medieval History Online Facts On File 06/01/2001